Interview with Frank A. Ruffolo


Interview with Frank Ruffolo
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am semi-retired and started writing in 2007. My wife Christine and I are empty nesters and just celebrated or fortieth anniversary. I have two grown children and one grandson.
2. Who are your favorite authors?
I read all genres my favorite are Heinlein, Cussler, Baldacci, and CJ Box
3. Tell us a bit about your books.
My books are in three different genres Edgy Christian sci fi, Action adventure and Noir leaning murder mystery. My first, Gabriel’s Chalice was inspired by Luke 21:11 of the New Testament. The Trihedral of Chaos is an action adventure love story about terror attacks in the U.S. and the Jack Stenhouse Mysteries are crime murder mysteries.
4. If you could travel back in time to any place and period in the past where and when would you go?
It would be hard to choose which period either during the renaissance in Rome to be able to interact with geniuses like Galileo or Michelangelo or further back to Jerusalem to have a conversation with Jesus Christ.

5. What attracts you to writing in your genre?
I write in three as I have said. As diverse as they seem they are all intertwined. Faith based sci fi brings two diverse areas together for you cannot have science without God. It enables me to be more creative in making up places and people that really do not exist except with the voices in my head. Action adventure and murder mystery are similar for the protagonists are both looking for someone and trying to stop a future incident or bring evil doers to their just reward. Those areas are more constricted for there I try to be more realistic and true to current events but you could have murders on a distant planet or a foreign country.
6. Tell us a little about your books. I see you like to delve into many different genres.
Gabriel’s Chalice is pre apocalyptic Luke 21:11 describes what will happen when he returns there will be earthquakes and plagues and terrors in the sky and great signs. I took that as Volcanoes will start erupting all over the world together with plague outbreaks and God sends Archangel Gabriel with a message for all mankind.
The Trihedral of Chaos is a trilogy of love and hate. Three separate terror attack threaten the U.S. and my main protagonist must balance his love of family for his love of country. As a widower he meets a new love interest while being thrust into protecting his country.

Jack Stenhouse Mysteries follows a homicide detective form Fort Lauderdale to the Big Apple. Jack is a scoundrel. All of his failed marriages are due to his one vice strippers. His latest Girlfriend Diedre Lee aka Didi a woman with a name to match her attributes works the pole and a gentlemen’s club. Jack is not politically correct he likes his women like he likes his coffee, the bigger the cup the better. Jack must determine how beautiful women are dying from the bite from a Black mamba a snake only found in Africa. After moving to New York he becomes the new recruit in the First Precinct and with his partner must stop a serial killer that only strikes during the Feast of Saturnalia.

7. Are you planning to participate in any anthologies? Any hints about your story?
I have in the works to more sequels to Gabriel’s Chalice that expand that 1400 year into the future. I am researching another adventure about Radical Islam attacking the Pope with the help of the mafia and Jack will be back in more mysteries.
8. What do you like to do to relax?
I love Nascar was able to drive one at Homestead Raceway at 150 mph. I like gardening and target shooting.
9. What are you currently working on?
I am editing three books and writing three more and researching three more. All sequels. The second in the Chalice series takes place after the great judgement during the 1000 years of peace. Man abandons his faith and tampers with God’s universe causing an asteroid to speed on a collision course with Earth. The same Protagonist in the first book the Matteo family must find three keys to unlock the power of the Guardians of Earth the Archangels to destroy the asteroid. The Next installment Xanthe Terra takes place on a terraformed Mars where we learn how the original Martian civilization was destroyed and how that same thing is happening again and threatens Earth as well.

Jack is back trying to help stop an assassin form killing witnesses called to testify against a corrupt and scandalous President in my new mystery Blue Falcon and then in another A man thought dead in the 9/11 trade tower attack shows up at the Memorial Pool poisoned to death with a gold coin in his hand in the mystery 10048.
10. How can readers connect with you? Thru facebook and twitter @ruffoloauthor and my website my books are available online at Barnes and Nobel and Amazon

Frank A. Ruffolo
Frank A. Ruffolo author of Gabriel’s Chalice, Trihedral of Chaos Series (The Crescent Star, The Falcon’s Canticle and Yellowcake), The Jack Stenhouse Mysteries

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